Pistachio shell craft – lotus flower

We have made pistachio shell flowers for a walnut shell flower basket before. Now can you make a pistachio shell lotus? Look closely - its easy. These budding lotuses are made using pistachio shells and pieces of peanut shells. Want to know more? Materials used in pistachio shell lotus pistachio shells peanut shells Pieces of... Continue Reading →

Nut shell snail

Nut shell snail - quite a tongue-twister, isn't it? Well, it's the season of the snails in India, or almost. The monsoons are when their burrows are flooded and they come out in the open. Now here's a snail I have created with nut shells. It's very easy to make and I'm going to show... Continue Reading →

Pistachio shell pendants

This is a sequel to my previous post, Peanut Shell Earrings. I made these pistachio shell pendants to match those earrings, so that together they form three sets of jewelry - funky and chic at the same time. How did I make them? Materials used to make pistachio shell pendants: pistachio shells (pairs) jump rings acrylic... Continue Reading →

Nutty Craft – The Book

Nutty Craft - The Book is now available on Amazon - both as a Kindle book and as paperback. It contains 21 things, including animals, birds,  and figurines, you can make with nut shells - complete with pictures and procedures. I am extremely happy to bring my craft to you in this, more permanent form.... Continue Reading →

How to make pistachio shell birds

To make these little pistachio shell birds, I have to take you back to my previous post, the crab. Surprised? Actually the leftovers of the plastic straws that I used in making the crab are used up here. Here are the materials used in the pistachio shell birds: pistachio shells (of course!) pieces of plastic... Continue Reading →

Walnut Shell Embossing – Must Try

Here's something new - walnut shell embossing, using my own technique. If you read my previous post, Walnut Shell Emoticons for Christmas Cheer , you already know a little bit about it. That was my first experiment with embossing on a walnut shell. This time, I have tried to explore further possibilities and the results are... Continue Reading →

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